Atlanta, GA (January 2, 2024) – A fatal accident reported on Monday morning in Atlanta claimed one woman’s life. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Melody Coburn.
Reports provided by the DeKalb County Police Department indicate that Coburn was experiencing vehicle problems while traveling in the area of eastbound Interstate 20 and Fulton Industrial Boulevard on January 1. As she stood next to a tow truck as her vehicle was being loaded onto it, she was struck by another vehicle passing through the area. Coburn was thrown off the side of the overpass, resulting in severe injuries. Authorities rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, she was pronounced deceased due to the severity of her injuries. The driver and passenger in the vehicle were injured and transported to area hospitals for emergency care. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Our thoughts are with the family of Melody Coburn. We offer our warmest condolences to them.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Every year, over 40,000 lives are lost in the United States due to motor vehicle accidents. Regrettably, our state is no exception, witnessing its fair share of these unfortunate incidents.
After losing a loved one, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible. This type of legal action can provide you with financial relief for some of the damages you face. This can include:
- Funeral and burial costs: These expenses cover the arrangements and costs associated with the deceased’s end-of-life costs.
- Loss of companionship: This encompasses the emotional pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one’s companionship, guidance, and support.
- Medical expenses: Any medical expenses incurred due to the accident, including hospital bills, doctor visits, and prescription medications, are recoverable damages.
- Mental anguish: This includes the emotional distress and psychological trauma experienced by the family due to the wrongful death.
- Lost wages and income: If the deceased was a wage earner, the family may seek compensation for the loss of their income, considering their earning capacity and potential future earnings.
To ensure you have the best chance of maximizing the compensation you recover, you should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer right away.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and challenges that come with such a tragic and unexpected loss. Our team of compassionate attorneys is dedicated to seeking justice and closure for families who have experienced this kind of loss. Through our aggressive representation and support, we strive to fight for full and fair compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens during this difficult time. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one in an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. Let us handle the legal aspects so that you can focus on healing with your family. Contact our law firm today at (800) 693-7833 for assistance from our skilled personal injury lawyers.